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When it comes to pulling together an outfit, ease is definitely top of mind. Of course, there are special occasions preceded by lengthy primping and prepping, but for the everyday ensemble, simplicity is key. Whether it’s subtle or a statement, throwing on a pair of earrings is a quick way to give the impression you put in extra effort without doing much at all. This little trick is especially useful for the many Zoom meetings and virtual get-togethers filling our calendars. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a collection of neutral, wear-with-everything earrings made by quality, independent Tennessee brands. Each of these (and more styles) is available to purchase at SB Shop. Take a look!


Sarah Teague is the designer behind Nashville-based Ever Alice Studio. She describes her collection as feminine and soft with a modern touch. Every piece is handset in 18kt gold over sterling silver or nickel-free brass. It is then dipped in e-coating, a process that deposits color onto metal without turning it opaque, for added durability and to prevent tarnishing. Her earrings range from $58 to $145, and the neutral shades allow them to be easily worn with anything in your closet. Here are some options on SB Shop, but you can shop the complete Ever Alice Studio collection HERE.

“Blake” Earring

We love the “Blake” earring for its fun starburst design and convenient size. Measuring 1.25 inches, this pair will make a sparkling statement without weighing down your ears or going over the top. Shop these for $58 HERE.

Gold starburst earrings

Shop the Ever Alice Studio “Blake” earring for $58 HERE. Image: Ever Alice Studio

“Chloe” Earring

Ever Alice Studio’s “Chloe” earring is ideal for achieving that coveted boho-chic style. Its dazzling moonstone center is complemented by unique crown-like detailing that, similar to the “Blake” earring, is just the right size (measuring 1.5 inches). Shop these for $86 HERE.

Starburst and moonstone earring on woman's ear

Shop the Ever Alice Studio “Chloe” earring for $86 HERE. Image: Ever Alice Studio

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Designer and artist Amy Wells combined her love of design with all-things-rustic to form her Memphis-based jewelry collection. Amy describes her line as “free-spirited” as each piece is handcrafted using natural gemstones, freshwater pearls, Thai sterling silver and more. Gorgeous color variations in the stones as well as the diversity of organic shapes ensure no two pieces are the same. Here are some options on SB Shop, but you can shop the complete Amy Wells Designs collection HERE.

Hammered Matte Teardrop Earrings

Available in both gold vermeil and sterling silver, this simple piece is perfect for everyday wear. The hammered detailing adds texture, while the teardrop shape creates softness. This piece is ultra-lightweight and hangs at approximately 1-5/8 inches. Shop this pair for $70 HERE.

Silver teardrop earrings hanging on brown pipe

Shop Amy Wells Designs’ hammered matte teardrop earrings for $70 HERE. Image: Amy Wells Designs

Hammered Gold Vermeil Quatrefoil Hoop Earrings

Similar to the teardrop earrings above, these gold vermeil earrings feature hammered detailing and a lightweight feel. We’re drawn to the unique quatrefoil shape, a subtle way to dress up any look. Shop these for $88 HERE.

Gold quatrafoil earrings on black table

Shop Amy Wells Designs’ hammered gold vermeil quatrefoil hoop earrings for $88 HERE. Image: Caroline Sharpnack


Suzanne Crook and Carolyn Greenfield are the women behind Nashville-based Carden Avenue. They create versatile pieces intentionally made to complement any style — from trendy and edgy to classic and feminine. Their line is inspired by one-of-a-kind finds and crafted from vintage coins, gemstones, pearls, and anything they can creatively transform into something beautiful. Here are two options on SB Shop, but you can find the full Carden Avenue collection HERE.

“Mila” Hoops

The chunky gold hoop quickly became a 2020 trend that continues into 2021. Carden Avenue’s lightweight “Mila” hoop, is available in three sizes: 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm, is a wonderful option to sport the trend. Each pair is crafted with an 18kt gold-filled overlay and measures 3mm wide. These are excellent for dressing up a simple t-shirt and pair of jeans or for acting as the final touch to a dressier night-out ensemble. Shop these for $98 to $128 HERE.

Three different sized chunky gold hoops on white table

Shop the Carden Avenue “Mila” hoops for $98 to $128 HERE. Image: Caroline Sharpnack

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“Coco” Hoops

If you love the hoop look, but you’re looking for something a bit slimmer, the “Coco” earring is right up your alley. This 14kt gold-filled infinity hoop is accented by a freshwater pearl for an elegant and sophisticated feel. These are available in both 42-mm and 56-mm sizes and are very lightweight. Shop them for $108 to $128 HERE.

woman wearing gold hoops with pearl accent

Shop the Carden Avenue “Coco” earring for $108 to $128 HERE. Image: Carden Avenue

We hope this has inspired you to add something new to your earring collection! To explore more curated and quality Southern brands, visit SB Shop.


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